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At the Arizona border, mapping migrant deaths could help save lives in the future
Geographers paint a grim picture of survival in the Sonoran Desert, but their detailed analyses also provide a tool for search and rescue.
A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.
How urban explorers uncovered the site—and the memory—of a covert Cold War–era accident.
These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time
The Wikimedia of cartography pulls data from satellites to calculate snow depths for skiers, assist emergency responders, and so much more.
Google Maps is about to get better—especially if you take public transportation
The service has been around for 15 years, and is introducing a revamped look and new features.
2019 was the second warmest year on record—here’s what this means for our future
New government data shows climate change is (still) heating up
Track Australia’s raging bushfires with these official sources
Here’s how people in the country and overseas can monitor the movement of fire fronts in real time.
This website lets you travel back in time to abandoned airfields near your home
Paul Freeman’s aviation-history archive let’s you explore local lore, topography, and more,
These maps show how many people will lose their homes to rising seas—and it’s worse than we thought
New elevation data triples the people at risk.
This map shows how food travels from farms to your home
In 2012, Los Angeles County both shipped and received more kilograms of food than any other U.S. county.
Google is working on ‘self-healing’ maps, thanks to artificial intelligence
What’s better than making a map? Making a machine that makes maps.